TK Engineering Oy
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65100 Vaasa, Finland
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Humans not only play an essential role in IoE, but they may also become connected themselves. Collaboration in the IoE will make organizations more aware of circumstances by using collaboration technologies organizations will be able to predict, modify and proactively resolve problems and enable efficient decision making to maximize value. Collaboration will find new innovative ways that reveal the true potential of the IoE.
On-site reporting is challenging because people, equipment and materials move on the field, that might have a significant impact on the workflow. Often the problem is that the crucial information remains only in the knowledge of individuals or those who are present. When all information is reported in the field and collected on the same platform, data exploitation increases significantly. IoE by TKE provide a common, accessible platform for both automatically collected data and human observations from different locations in one place.
Human-as-a-Sensor utilizes human observations, activities and stored facts. Important artefacts are e.g. who does, what does, where does or when does. When human-made observations are reported, the system immediately moves the information forward and can begin to resolve the problem before it occurs. This way, the number, location, history and availability of the components on the field are known by all.
Typically humans have been understood as end-users for information, but in the concept of IoE people interact as producers when performing on field. Sometimes it is crucial to collect information about how long it takes or did the task fail or succeed. When human-made observations are reported, the system immediately moves the information forward and problems can be resolved before they occur.
Semipassive NFC tag is a great solution when looking for ways that don’t require full telematics approach. Semipassive tags enable high performance at low cost with the use of external sensor with passive NFC communication. Advantage of such approach enables flexible on-demand connectivity for cost sensitive and entry level measurements. Passive things lead into a very constrained data but people are able to extend the scope of transferred data. This is an important asset to businesses because it helps them react and plan in a constantly changing business landscape.
It is important to recognize the potential that humans bring to processes and how it can be transferred into more valuable information. Data alone serves no purpose. Humans are a central figure to any economic system in order to make better-informed decisions and take appropriate action. Humans can adapt and generate information based on their own observations. Accurate and right-timed information and allows businesses to use generated data to refine and re-target their performance. Semipassive NFC tags are intrinsically supported by mainstream mobile terminal devices.